CHRONOLOGY 2,600 – 1,900 BCE: Indus Valley (Harappa) Civilization 1,750 – 322 BCE: Vedic Period c. 563 – 483 BCE: Shakyamuni Buddha 322 – 185 BCE: Maurya Dynasty 185 BCE – 50 CE: Shunga Dynasty 185 BCE – 50 CE: Early Andhra Dynasty 1st century – 3rd century CE: Kushan Dynasty c. 30 BCE – 433 CE: Later Andhra Dynasty c. 320 – 480 CE: Gupta Period Mid 9th century – late 13th century CE: Chola Dynasty
Harappan 3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE
Square Stamp Seal of a Zebu Date: C. 2300-1750 BCE Medium: White Steatite Location; MohenjoDaro, Indus Valley.
Bearded Man Date: c. 2000 BCE Medium: Limestone Location: MohenjoDaro, Indus Valley.
Dancing Girl Date: c. 2300-1750 BCE Medium: Bronze Location: MohenjoDaro, Indus Valley
Hinduism EST. 1000-500 BCE
Circle of Flames Shiva Nataraja, in the Cosmic Dance Drum Date 12th Century CE Medium: Bronze Location: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India Fire Feet Indicating Motion Finger Pointing to Foot Dwarf
Parvati Date: 12th Century Medium: Stone Location: India
Dancing Ganesh Date: 11th C. Medium: Stone Location: North Bengal
Vishnu Crown Wheel Conch Date: 8th Century Medium: Copper Location: Andhra Padesh or Tamil Nadu, India Sacred Thread Lotus Flower Club
God Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi Date: 1000 CE Medium: Sandstone Location: India
Hindu Architecture Residence of a God Northern Style and Southern Style
Vishvanatha temple, Khajuraho Date: Chandella dynasty, c. 1,000 CE Location: Madhya Pradesh, India
Rajarajeshvara Temple to Shiva, Thanjavur Date: Chola dynasty, 1,003–1,010 CE Location: Tamil Nadu, India
Buddhism The Enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama Est. around 1st Century C.E.
Bodhisattava Ushnisha Buddha Preaching the First Sermon Date: 5th Century Medium: Sandstone Location: Archaeological Museum Sarnath, India Urna Elongated Ears Mudra Wheel on Bottom of feet Predella Lotus Position
Gandhara School Standing Buddha Medium: Schist Date: Kushan period, c. 2nd–3rd century CE Location: Gandhara, Pakistan.
Buddhist Architecture The Stupa
Great Stupa, Sanchi Date: Founded 3rd century BCE, enlarged c. 150–50 BCE Location: Madhya Pradesh, India
East torana of the Great Stupa at Sanchi Medium: Stone Date: Early Andhra period, mid-1st century BCE
Yakshi bracket figure Medium: Stone Location: On the east torana of the Great Stupa at Sanchi
Lion Capital from Sarnath Date: c. 250 B.C.E Medium: Sandstone Location: Archaeological Museum, Sarnath, India
Chaitya hall at Karla. Date: 1st Century BCE to 1st Century CE Location: Maharashtra, India.
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Angkor Vat Date: 12th century Location: Angkor, Cambodia
Battle Scene Medium: Detail of relief sculpture Location: Angkor Vat